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Gymnastics or other sports with nut allergy
My oldest daughter has been diagnosed for about 7 years now with a peanut and tree nut allergy (and she has had anaphylactic reactions before). Both of my girls have been attending this gymnastics gym for about 2 years now. Over the last few months I've noticed how out of control this place is with nutty snacks everywhere! Seriously you'd think these kids and their parents believe that's the only way to get protein.
Every class I notice about 5 kids who walk around with their nut bars potentially spreading it all over the gym. I'm pretty sure they don't wash hands after eating them either so that opens the potential for contaminating bars and beams and mats and everything.
After I saw a coach go high five my allergic kid immediately after eating, I asked the office if they'd be able to implement a plan since their gym is a minefield for my daughter (and she can't be the only one!). They said they'd pass that along 'to the powers that be'.
This past week I watch a family come in and put pistachios all over the table next to where my daughter is practicing. Every crack, I cringe. Every crumb that falls. They are finally finished and leave nuts in the chair, did not wipe the table and did not wash hands. I go speak with the office again, and they tell me they won't consider making any changes. I tell them I'll consider pulling them over it and they just shrug their shoulders. Is there really nothing I can do? I feel like if I pull them, I'm only letting them down.
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